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The ANZAC Spirit

Following are extracts from Chief Commissioner David Rutherford’s speech at “The ANZAC Spirit and Human Rights Forum” hosted by the Australian Human Rights Commission on Thursday May 1 2014.

“In New Zealand our Army calls itself themselves Ngāti Tūmatauenga: the tribe of the God of War, Tūmatauenga or Tū.
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Image: Matepurua Matt Maihi“One day the land will come back”

Matepurua Matt Maihi has supported the marae most of his life, and is the current manager of Ōrākei Marae in Auckland. Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrākei have had long associations with agencies and local businesses.

“Government departments lean on us as Mana Whenua and are starting to take an interest in Treaty issues,” said Matt, “and we are developing cohesion through MOU’s (memorandum of understanding) − everyone wants to have an association with us.”
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The Obligation of Partnership

“The obligation of the partnership between the Crown and Rangatira is a critical element of the Treaty of Waitangi. At the highest level, these partnerships ensure the inclusion of tikanga and kawa in the development of policy and legislation especially those pieces impacting on Tangata Whenua.   Kawa, in this context, refers to the constitutional nature of developing policy and legislation, and tikanga is the right pathways forward.
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Te Wairua ANZAC

E whai ake ko ētahi kōrero o te kauhau a te Amokapua a David Rutherford i “The ANZAC Spirit and Human Rights Forum”, i whakahaerehia e te Australian Human Rights Commision i te Tāite 1 Haratua 2014. E wātea ana te katoa o te kauhau i:
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“He wā tōna ka hoki mai te whenua”

Tata ki te katoa o ōna rā e tautoko ana a Matepurua Matt Maihi  i te marae, ā, ko ia te kaiwhakahaere o te Marae o Ōrākei i Tāmaki Makaurau. He whanaungatanga ukiuki i waenga i a Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrākei me ngā tari me ngā pakihi o te rohe.
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Ngā Herenga o te Pātuitanga

“He āhuatanga waiwai o te Tiriti o Waitangi ngā herenga pātuitanga i waenga i te Karauna me ngā Rangatira. I te taumata teitei rawa, he whakaū ēnei herenga i te whakaurunga o ngā tikanga me te kawa i roto i te whakawhanake kaupapahere me te ture, otirā ērā e whai pānga ana ki te Tangata Whenua. Ko te kawa i roto i tēnei horopaki, e pā ana ki te āhuatanga o te kaupapa ture mō te whakawhanake kaupapahere me te ture, tikanga hoki  ngā ara whakamua tika.
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The 2014 NZ Diversity Forum will be held on Sunday and Monday 24−25 August in Christchurch at the University of Canterbury.

Now in its 10th year, the forum is a unique national convention, at which people involved in race relations, human rights and cultural diversity come together to share ideas and good practice.

The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s own, unique statement of human rights and represents the founding document of this nation.  It is the promise of two people to take the best possible care of each other. 

The obligations inherent to this promise are summarised in the Commission’s Treaty framework as:

  • Partnership and participation in decisions
  • Protection of rangatiratanga (self-determination) and taonga such as reo (language), tikanga (customs) and mātauranga (knowledge)
  • Participation in society on an equal basis to others, and freedom from discrimination.
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UNDRIPThe Human Rights Commission launched a new resource in Waitangi on Waitangi Day – a resource that will hopefully speak to you!

The Commission worked with Iwi leaders to produce a video that speaks the articles of the UN Declaration in te reo Māori and English. The purpose of the resource is to raise awareness of the human rights standards associated with the Treaty based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples “as a standard of achievement to be pursued in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect.” 
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Community Profile: Anahera Scott

AnaheraWe asked the wahine herself, Anahera Scott, about human rights, her fellowship to Geneva and what she hopes to take from the United Nations programme. 
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From Wairoa to Geneva and home again

Tēnā koutou e ngā kaimanako o tēnei kawerongo rorohiko Whitiwhiti Kōrero

Last week it was announced that Anahera Scott, senior staff member of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa, has been chosen to join the United Nations Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, as an Indigenous Fellow.

You might well ask what the connection could possibly be between a kura teacher from Wairoa and the United Nations and Geneva. You might well ask how a programme in Geneva could possibly have anything to say to Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Survey winner

Thank you to everyone to took the time to complete the survey for this newsletter, we very much appreciate it. If you completed the survey you went into the draw to win a $30 gift voucher … so, drum roll please … congratulations go to Kandyce Bevan!  The voucher is in the post to you.

Tēnā koutou e ngā kaimanako o tēnei kawerongo rorohiko Whitiwhiti Kōrero

I tērā wiki i puta te kōrero i tohua a Anahera Scott, he kaimahi matua o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungungu o Te Wairoa, ki te haere ki te Kaupapa Whakangungu Pukenga Iwi Taketake a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao i Geneva, Huiterangi, hei Pukenga Iwi taketake.
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I whakarewahia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata tētahi rauemi hou i Waitangi i te Rā o Waitangi – ko te tikanga he rauemi e taea ana te kōrero ki a koe!
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Ko te Tiriti o Waitangi te tauākī tika tangata ake a Aotearoa ka mutu ko te tuhinga taketake o tēnei whenua. He oati nā ngā iwi e rua kia manaaki tahi tētahi i tētahi.

E whakarāpopotohia ana ngā here pūmau ki tēnei oati i roto i te pou tarāwaho Tiriti a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata:
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Toa uiui

Tēnā rawa atu koutou katoa i whai wā ki te whakaoti i te uiui mō tēnei karere, he mea nui ki a mātau. Mēnā i oti i a koe te uiui i uru atu koe ki te toro ki te wikitoria i tētahi tīkiti koha $30…  nō reira tēnei te mihi atu ki a Kandyce Bevan!  E haere atu te tīkiti koha ki a koe i roto i te pōhi.

Kōrero Hapori: Anahera Scott

I pātai atu mātau ki te wahine nei, a Anahera Scott, mō ngā tika tangata, tana kaupapa whakangungu pūkenga i Geneva me ana tūmanako akoranga mai i te kaupapa a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao.
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The Tūhonohono project is the Commission’s Māori Community Development programme.   
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The National Youth Forum runs in parallel with the New Zealand Diversity Forum and  is an opportunity for young people from all over the county to come together to discuss and engage in issues relating to cultural diversity. 
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Ngā Ingoa Māori

This week is Māori Language Week and the theme is Ngā Ingoa Māori, Māori place names, with a particular focus on pronunciation.  
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We are launching a new poster celebrating the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.   
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Whakapūmau: Kōrero Tūhonohono

Ko Tūhonohono te kaupapa Whanaketanga Hapori Māori a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata. 
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Ka haere ngātahi te Hui Rangatahi ā-Motu me te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa ka mutu he whai wāhitanga mō te hunga rangatahi puta noa i te motu kia rauika mai ki te kōrero me te whakawhitiwhiti i ngā take e pā ana ki te ahurea kanorau. 
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Ngā Ingoa Māori

Ko tēnei wiki Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, ā, ko te kaupapa ko Ngā Ingoa Māori, me te aro hoki ki te whakahua tika. 
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Kei te whakarewahia e mātau tētahi pānui whakaahua hou e whakanui ana i Te Whakapuakanga o Te Kotahitanga o ngā Iwi o te Ao mō Ngā Tika a Ngā Iwi Taketake.  
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Otirā, ka whai pānga haere tonu ngā mahi pakihi ki ngā tika tangata. 
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Tūrangawaewae Ngā ingoa Māori

Ko Ngā Ingoa Māori te kaupapa mō Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori i tēnei tāu. 
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I roto i ngā tari katoa a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata kua homaihia e ngā Mana Whenua ā rātau tikanga whakatau manuhiri.  
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In each of the Commission offices Mana Whenua have gifted us their tikanga to whakatau manuhiri.  
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Ngā Ingoa, Māori is this year’s theme for Māori Language Week. 
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Increasingly, business activities impact on people’s rights.   
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I a mātau e whakaaro ana mō te kōwhiringa pōti Māori i hiahia mātau ki te hoki ki te pūtaketanga mai o ēnei tūru – e ai ki ngā kupu a Bob Marley – “i tēnei anamata nui, kaua e warewaretia tō ao o mua”.   
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I whakahaerehia e Te Kāhui Tangata tētahi hui Hunga Hauā i te marae o Āraiteuru, Ōtepoti. 
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Te tika ki te hauora, te ture, te mahi, te mātauranga, kia wātea mai i te whakahāweatanga; mā tātau katoa ēnei tika.  
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When thinking about the Māori electoral option we wanted to take a look back at the origins of these seats – as in the words of the great Bob Marley – “in this great future, you can’t forget your past”.   
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The Commission recently held a Hunga Hauā Hui (Māori Disability Forum) at Araiteuru Marae in Dunedin. 
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The right to health, to justice, to work, to education, to be free from discrimination: these rights belong to all of us.  
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Whakapūmau: Ko taku moemoea….

Kei te arotakehia te kaupapa ture a Aotearoa i tēnei wā, ā, e tono ana i te katoa kia whakaputahia ngā wawata mō te motu. 
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I tēnei tau ka mātaitia e tētahi Komiti UN te pūrongo whakaaturanga whanaungatanga ā-iwi o Aotearoa. 
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Oati: He aha a Waitangi?

Te Rā o Waitangi: he rā e whakaaro ai tātau mō te āhua o tā tātau manaaki i a tātau anō.  
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Aotearoa/New Zealand’s constitution is under review and everyone is invited to share their aspirations for our country.   
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This year a UN Committee will examine Aotearoa/New Zealand’s record in race relations. 
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Promise/Oati: What’s up Waitangi?

Waitangi Day: a day to reflect on just how well we are taking care of each other.  
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 “Kia ora koutou katoa, nau mai, hoki mai, ko te kaupapa tuatahi i ngā Pitopito Kōrero Hongere Tuatahi: Kua mana a Te Wairoa hei taone reo rua tuatahi i Aotearoa” te pūrongo (kua āhua korouatia) a Peter Williams a te 10 o Hakihea 2040. 
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“Kia ora everyone, nau mai, hoki mai, leading your One News bulletin tonight: Wairoa officially becomes the first bilingual town in Aotearoa” reads (a slightly older) Peter Williams on the 10th of December 2040.   
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The 2013 Local Government Elections will be here before we know it so we spoke to Local Government New Zealand to find out more. 
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New Zealand signed the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1966 and ratified it in 1972. 
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Earlier this year, the Independent Māori Statutory Board completed a ‘Te Tiriti o Waitangi Audit’ – an assessment of how well the Auckland Council meets its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.  
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Ngā Ingoa Māori

The theme for Māori Language Week next year is Ngā ingoa Māori.   
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We asked Commissioner Karen Johansen how the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) can assist in the education shake-up in Christchurch.   
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Kāore e roa ka tae mai ngā Pōtitanga Kaunihera 2013, ā, i kōrero mātau ki Te Pūtahi Matakōkiri mō ētahi whakamārama. 
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I waitohua e Aotearoa te Kawenata o te Ao mō te Whakakore i ngā Momo Whakahāweatanga ā-Iwi Katoa i  te tau 1966, ā, i whakamanahia i te tau 1972.  
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I mua atu i tēnei tau, i tutuki i te Poari Māori Motuhake tētahi ‘Ōtita Tiriti o Waitangi’ – he aromatawai mō te āhua o te ū o te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau i ōna here i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi.   
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Ngā Ingoa Māori

Ko te kaupapa mō Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori a tērā tau ko Ngā Ingoa Māori.   
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I pātai mātau ki te Kaihautū a Karen Johansen me pēhea Te Whakapuakanga o ngā Tika a Ngā Iwi Taketake (UNDRIP) e āwhina i ngā whakatikatika mātauranga i Ōtautahi.   
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Kua hinga he tōtara i te wa-o-nui ā Tāne

‘He kura i tangihia, he maimai aroha, he tangi apakura mōhou kua wehe atu rā e te manukura, e te rangatira’ 
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Be heard by CERD!

New Zealand signed the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1966 and ratified it in 1972.  
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“Human rights cannot be aspirational” – Report on the Fifth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) 
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On the 13th of September, at the invitation of King Tuheitia, Tangata Whenua gathered at Tūrangawaewae Marae to discuss indigenous rights to water, the heart of the issue being, who owns the water? 
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‘He kura i tangihia, he maimai aroha, he tangi apakura mōhou kua wehe atu rā e te manukura, e te rangatira’ 
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Ka whakawākia e CERD!

I waitohua e Aotearoa te Kawenata o te Ao mō te Whakakore i ngā Momo Whakahāweatanga ā-Iwi Katoa i  te tau 1966, ā, i whakamanahia i te tau 1972. 
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I tū te Hui Tuarima a EMRIP ki Geneva mai i te 9 – 13 o Hōngongoi 2012, ā, i tae atu te Amokapua o Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, a Karen Johansen. 
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Oati: “Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au”

I te 13 o Mahuru, i runga i te pōhiri a Kīngi Tūheitia, i huihui mai te iwi tangata whenua ki Tūrangawaewae Marae ki te kōrero mō te tika o te tangata whenua ki te wai, arā ko te tino take, nō wai te wai? 
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Valmaine Toki

E ai ki a Valmaine Toki, tētahi pouako matua o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, he tika tō te Māori ki te wai i Aotearoa.  
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This United Nations Fund gives priority to projects focusing on indigenous development, particularly in the areas of culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development. 
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Following is one comment in response to our Rangatiratanga survey. 
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At present there are only two qualified tri-lingual (te reo Māori/English/New Zealand sign language) interpreters in New Zealand. 
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While there have been many attempts to eliminate major ethnic inequalities in health, education, criminal justice and the public sector,  inequalities persist. 
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New Zealand signed the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1966 and ratified it in 1972. 
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The Constitutional Advisory Panel will shortly begin consulting New Zealanders about constitutional issues. 
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Valmaine Toki

Valmaine Toki, a senior lecturer in law at the University of Waikato, says that Māori have rights to water in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
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E whai ake ko tētahi kōrero e urupare ana ki tā mātau rangahau Rangatiratanga. 
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I tēnei wā e rua anake ngā kaiwhakamāori reo-toru (te reo Māori/Ingarihi/reo rotarota o Aotearoa) whai tohu i Aotearoa.  
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Ahakoa he maha ngā whakamātautanga ki te whakakore i ngā rerekētanga mātāwaka i roto i te hauora, mātauranga, ture toihara me te rāngai tūmatanui, kei te mau tonu ngā rerekētanga.  
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I waitohua e Aotearoa te Kawenata o te Ao mō te Whakakore i ngā Momo Whakahāweatanga ā-Iwi Katoa i  te tau 1966, ā, i whakamanahia i te tau 1972.  
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Ā kō tonu ake nei ka tīmata te Rōpū Tohutohu Tūāpapa Ture ki te kōrero ki te iwi o Aotearoa mō ngā take tūāpapa ture.  
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It’s Māori Language Week again! A week when all of Aotearoa is encouraged to give Māori Language a go. 

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Promise/Oati: Te Mana i Waitangi

The Commission’s Treaty framework is now available in hard copy. 


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Promise/Oati: Water rights

Earlier this year the Human Rights Commission produced a paper, “Human Rights and Water”. 


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The 2012 New Zealand Diversity Forum is being held on 19-20 August at Aotea Centre in Auckland.


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The Human Rights Commission is keen to collect views about the practice of Rangatiratanga in today’s society.


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Statistics New Zealand has launched Te Ao Mārama 2012. 


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The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) was established to assist the Human Rights Council implement the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).


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Rangatiratanga in the 21st Century

The Human Rights Commission is keen to collect views about the practice of Rangatiratanga in today’s society. 
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This year International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August) will shine a spotlight on indigenous media.


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What is it?

“A freakin’ cool experience where I feel I have made a change to the way diversity is looked at in NZ.  I got a super opportunity to express myself and attempt to make change for what feels right” – Youth Forum participant 2011.
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New Zealand Diversity Forum

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Auckland, 17-20 August 2012

The 2012 New Zealand Diversity Forum will be held on 19-20 August at Aotea Centre in Auckland. The theme of the conference, “Aotearoa, A Fair Go for All” continues from Race Relations Day in March 2012.
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Ever wondered how to say “Nek minit…” in te reo Māori? 
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A two day hui for Māori to discuss disability issues will be held at Makaurau Marae from Friday 22 June in the Auckland suburb of Māngere. 
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He aha tēnei?

“He wheako tino pai rawa atu, ā, ki ōku whakaaro kua huri au i te āhua e titirohia ai te kanorautanga i Aotearoa.  
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Te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa

Ka tū te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa 2012 a te 19-20 Here-turi-kōkā ki te Pokapū o Aotea, Tāmaki Makaurau.  
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I te whakaaro anō koe me pēhea te kī “Nek minit…” ki roto i te reo Māori? Tirohia ngā rauemi o Te Wiki o te Reo Māori o tēnei tau kia mōhio ai koe! 
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Ngā Tapuwae o Hape

Ka tū tētahi hui a te Paraire 22 o Pipiri mō te rua rā mā te Māori ki te kōrero mō ngā take hauā ki te marae o Makaurau, Māngere. Ko Te Kāhui Tika Tangata me te Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) ngā kaiwhakahaere o tēnei hui, ka arotahi atu te hui o Ngā Tapuwae o Hape ki te whakapai ake i ngā tika mō te hunga hauā katoa.  
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I ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka tirohia e mātau tētahi o ngā ūpoko o te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (te Whakapuakanga) me te titiro ki tōna whai pānga ki Aotearoa.   
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Te Kaupapa Tūhonohono

Ko tētahi o ngā mahi a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i raro i te Ture Tika Tangata he whakatairanga i te māramatanga o ngā āhuatanga tika tangata o Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 
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He hui mō te Māori i Te Waiariki

Ka tū tētahi hui rā kotahi i Tauranga a tērā marama ki te whakatairanga me te whakapai ake i ngā huarahi whakapiki kaha me te āheinga mō te Māori e pai ai tana whai wāhi ki ngā waihanga whakatau a ngā Kaunihera, ā, he me hiki tēnei hui i te pito o tērā tau. 
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I tuku tāpaetanga Te Kāhui Tika Tangata mō te mātai a te Tikanga Ngaio mō ngā Tika Tangata a ngā Iwi Taketake (EMRIP) e pā ana ki te tūranga o te reo me te ahurea.  
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I tukuna e te Kāwanatanga tana pūrongo ki te Komiti mō te Aukati Whakahāweatanga ā-Iwi mō ngā whanaungatanga ā-iwi i Aotearoa.  
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E whakaatahia ana te rerekē haere o te āhua o te Aotearoa me ōna pānga mō te whanaungatanga ā-iwi i roto i te pūrongo ā-tau a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata mō ngā whanaungatanga ā-iwi. 
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I tēnei marama 40 tau ki mua i mana te ture tika tangata tuatahi o Aotearoa, te Ture Whanaungatanga ā-Iwi 1971, i te 1 o Paenga-whāwhā 1972. 
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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand.   
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Tūhonohono Programme

One of the functions of the Commission under the Human Rights Act is to promote understanding of the human rights dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi.   
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A one-day conference to promote and enhance ways to build Māori capacity and capability to contribute to Council decision-making will go ahead in Tauranga next month, after being postponed late last year. 
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The Commission has submitted to the study on the role of languages and culture by the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People (EMRIP). The Commission says language and culture are indivisible, as language contains, and allows for the expression of culture. 
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The Government has submitted its report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination about race relations in New Zealand. That means civil society groups and individuals can now submit their own reports (sometimes called ‘shadow reports’) to the Committee. 
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The changing face of New Zealand and its implications for race relations are highlighted in the Human Rights Commission’s annual review of race relations. 
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Forty years ago this month New Zealand’s first piece of human rights legislation, the Race Relations Act 1971, came into force on 1 April, 1972. 
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Below is the list of governments that are scheduled in front of UN Treaty Bodies.  Indigenous people can apply for assistance to attend these meetings if you meet the requirements.  The application information is below.  
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Kei raro tētahi rārangi o ngā kāwanatanga e whai ana ki mua o ngā Rōpū Tiriti UN. Ka taea e ngā iwi taketake te tono āwhina kia tae atu ki ēnei hui mēnā e ū ana koe ki ēnei ritenga. Kei raro ngā kōrero tono. 
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Ko te āhua nei he nui ake te uara o te hunga rangatahi i te Tiriti o Waitangi tēnā i ō rātau pākeke, e ai ki te arotake ā-tau a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata mō te whanaungatanga Tiriti. 
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Young people are more likely to value the Treaty of Waitangi than their elders, according to the Human Rights Commission’s annual review of the Treaty relationship.

In a survey of 4000 year 9 students conducted by the Ministry of Education last year, two thirds said the Treaty held personal importance to them. By contrast, a Human Rights Commission survey on attitudes to the Treaty found that only half of adults surveyed considered the Treaty to be for all New Zealanders.
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Councils had until 23 November to decide whether or not to establish Māori seats in time for the 2013 local government elections.


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Annual Māori Language Awards

Congratulations to all the winners in the annual Māori Language Awards held in Rotorua on Friday 23 November.


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Māori-led conference for the Bay postponed

In the October issue of Whitiwhiti Kōrero it was reported that a one-day conference on Māori land, constitutional reform and local government, Māori perspectives on water, natural resource co-governance models, economic development and post-settlement futures was to be held in Mount Maunganui on 31 October.


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Tributes flow for retiring official

Karen Sewell retired from her position as Secretary for Education this month.


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Green Paper on vulnerable children

The Human Rights Commission believes children are a taonga and it takes a whānau and community to raise and nurture our tamariki.


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The launch of the report He Ara Hou – The Pathway Forward, in September revealed that of the 200,000 children living in Aotearoa New Zealand below the poverty line just over 59,000 are Māori.


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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December ) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992.


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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand.  


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He rā whakatairanga te Rā ā-Ao o Ngā Tāngata Hauā (3 o Hakihea) nā Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao, ā, e whakanuihia tēnei rā mai i te tau 1992.  
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I ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka tirohia e mātau tētahi o ngā ūpoko o te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (te Whakapuakanga) me te titiro ki tōna whai pānga ki Aotearoa.   
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I kitea i te whakarewatanga o te pūrongo He Ara Hou i te marama o Mahuru, o ngā tamariki 200,000 e noho ana i Aotearoa e noho ana i roto i te pōharatanga aua atu i te 59,000 he Māori.  
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E whakapono ana Te Kāhui Tika Tangata he taonga te tamariki, ā, nō te whānau me te hapori te kawenga ki te whakapakeke me te whāngai i ā tātau tamariki.  
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Kua whakatā a Karen Sewell mai i tana tūranga Hēkeretari o te Mātauranga i tēnei marama.  
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I te putanga o Whitiwhiti Kōrero o Whiringa-ā-nuku i pūrongohia i hikina te hui kotahi rā e tū ana ki te take o Mauao mō ngā whenua Māori, te arotake ture me te kaunihera, ngā tauira whakahaere kāwana-ngatahi mō ngā rawa tūturu, te whanaketanga ōhanga me te ao i tua atu o ngā whakataunga Tiriti.  
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Te Pō Tohu Reo Māori ā-tau

Ngā mihi ki ngā toa katoa i Te Pō Tohu Reo Māori ā-tau i tū ki Rotorua i te Paraire 23 Whiringa-ā-rangi. Ko te hunga i toa ko: 
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Ko te 23 o Whiringa-ā-rangi te rā kati mō ngā kaunihera ki te whiriwhiri mēnā ka whakatū tūru Māori rātau me te uru mai anō mō ngā pōtitanga kaunihera e whai ake.  
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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand.  
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A whānau affair

Human Rights Commissioner Karen Johansen shares her story about attending the Fourth Session of the Expert Mechanism for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Geneva, July 2011. 
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Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission) has announced the finalists for the 2011 Māori Language Awards. A total of 27 finalists across 15 categories have been identified. 
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Statement on Tribunal decision

The Director of the Office of Human Rights Proceedings Robert Hesketh says he is disappointed at a decision released by the Human Rights Review Tribunal this month on a case involving a Māori employee working for a catering company who was asked to cover her moko which she regarded as a profound expression of Māori identity. 
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Maori-led conference for the Bay

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres is one of the guest speakers at a one-day conference on  Māori land, constitutional reform and local government, Māori perspectives on water, natural resource co-governance models, economic development and post-settlement futures to be held in Mount Maunganui on 31 October. 
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Come and hear about how you can have your say to the United Nations about racial discrimination in New Zealand – the progress and challenges.


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The Human Rights Commission has called on the Government to act on recommendations from the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 


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Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres has urged the Government to allow individuals to complain to the UN about matters of racial discrimination. 


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The Human Rights Commission formally farewelled Chief Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan at a moving poroporoaki ceremony held at Ōrākei Marae, Auckland on Friday 19 August.


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Tūrangawaewae o te Ao

A highlight for a number of participants at this year’s Diversity Forum was participating in a memorable welcome for ethnic communities onto Tūrangawaewae Marae on Friday 19 August.


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The winners of the 2011 New Zealand Diversity Awards were announced at the conclusion of the 2011 New Zealand Diversity Forum in Hamilton, where Tainui Group Holdings received a special award for the way a sense of Waikato/Tainui has been incorporated into the group’s major mall Te Awa at the retail development, the Base.


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Kaitakawaenga for Christchurch Office

The Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Kaitakawaenga for the Christchurch office, replacing Tina Marsh who recently left for another position.  


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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand.  


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I ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka tirohia e mātau tētahi o ngā ūpoko o te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (te Whakapuakanga) me te titiro ki tōna whai pānga ki Aotearoa.   
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He Kaitakawaenga mō te Tari i Ōtautahi

Kei te hari Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ki te whakapuaki i te whakaingoatanga o tētahi Kaitakawaenga hou mō te tari o Ōtautahi, hei hari i te tūranga i mahue i a Tina Marsh i wehe atu ki tētahi atu tūranga.   
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I whakaatuhia ngā toa o ngā Tohu Kanorau o Aotearoa 2011 i te mutunga o te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa 2011 i Kirikiriroa, ā, i reira ka whakawhiwhia a Tainui Group Holdings ki tētahi tohu whakahirahira mō tana whakaū i te āhua ake o Waikato/Tainui ki roto i te rohe toa tāuhi o Te Awa i te wāhi tauhokohoko, te Base. 
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Tūrangawaewae o te Ao

Ko tētahi mea nui mō te maha o ngā kaiwhakauru ki te Hui Kanorau i tēnei tau ko te whai wāhi atu ki te pōwhiri whakahirahira mō ngā hapori mātāwaka ki te marae o Tūrangawaewae i te Paraire 19 o Here-turi-kōkā.  
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He poroporoaki i te Amokapua

I poroporoakitia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata a Amokapua Rosslyn Noonan i tana hui poroporoaki i te marae o Ōrākei i Tāmaki Makaurau i te Paraire 19 o Here-turi-kōkā. 
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Kua whakahau te Kaihautū Kāhui Tika Tangata a Joris de Bres i te Kāwanatanga kia whakaaehia te tangata ki te tuku amuamu ki te UN mō ngā take whakahāwea ā-iwi. 
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Kua tono Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ki te Kāwanatanga ki te whakatinana i ngā taunakitanga a te Special Rapporteur mō Ngā Tika Tangata a ngā Iwi Tangata.  
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Haramai ki te whakarongo ki te huarahi whakatakoto kōrero mōu ki te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō te whakahāwea ā-iwi i Aotearoa – ngā kauneketanga me ngā whakapatari. 
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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand.  
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Commissioner Karen Johansen represented the Commission at the July annual meeting in Geneva of the Fourth Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples. 
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Race Relations and the United Nations

The Ministry of Justice will host a forum at the NZ Diversity Forum on the Government’s report on compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) 
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The Human Rights Commission will host a forum about structural discrimination at the annual NZ Diversity Forum
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Forum workshops present major human rights issues 
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In an historic event, the Māori King Tuheitia, has invited representatives from ethnic communities to a special pōwhiri during the 5th Koroneihana (Coronation) celebration at Tūrangawaewae Marae in the Waikato on Friday (19 August). 
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Sir Paul Reeves a human rights champion

Nation loses great advocate for human rights and the Treaty
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I ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka tirohia e mātau tētahi o ngā ūpoko o te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (Whakapuakanga) me te titiro i tōna pānga mō Aotearoa. 
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Ko te Kaihautū a Karen Johansen te māngai mō Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i te hui ā-tau i te marama o Hōngongoi i Geneva mō Te Wāhanga  Tuawha o Te Tikanga Ngaio mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake. 
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Ka whakahaerehia e Te Tāhuhu o te Ture tētahi wāhanga  i te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa mō te pūrongo a te Kāwanatanga mō te ū ki te International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) 
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E whakahaerehia ana e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata tētahi hui mō te nonotitanga hanganga  i te hui ā-tau o te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa
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E kōrerohia ngā take tika tangata nui i ngā awheawhe o te hui 
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Mō te wā tuatahi i pōhirihia e te Kīngi Māori a Kīngi Tūheitia, ngā māngai o ngā hapori mātāwaka ki tētahi pōhiri i te whakanuitanga o te Koroneihana tuarima i Tūrangawaewae Marae i Waikato i te Paraire (19 Here-turi-kōkā). 
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Kua riro atu te kaitaunaki rangatira mō ngā tika tangata me te Tiriti 
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Structural discrimination, WAI 262 and Māori representation in local government are all on the agenda at the New Zealand Diversity Forum to be held in Hamilton on 21-22 August. The forum is being held at the Claudelands Event Centre.


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Tribute to Te Atairangikaahu

The passing of the Māori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, on 15 August 2006 evoked a national response across all boundaries of culture, belief and ethnicity.


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In association with the Diversity Forum in Hamilton, the Race Relations Commissioner, the Human Rights Commission and representatives of ethnic communities have been invited by the Kingitanga to a powhiri at Turangawaewae Marae on Friday 19 August at 12.00 pm.


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Manaaki Tamariki

A TVNZ documentary crew interviewed the Commission’s Auckland Kaiwhakarite in te reo for a programme examining the reasons and potential solutions to high rates of child abuse among Māori.


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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand. 


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I roto i ngā Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka titiro mātou ki tētahi kōrero a te United Nations Declaration mo ngā tikanga o ngā Tangata whenua (the Declaration) ki te whiriwhiri he aha te pūtake mo Aotearoa, Niu Tireni. 
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Manaaki Tamariki

I uiuitia e tētahi roopu mai TVNZ te Kāhui Tamaki Makaurau Kaiwhakarite i roto i te reo me tētahi whakahaerenga e tiro ana ki ngā pūtake me ngā whakamāramatanga e pā ana ki te nuinga o te tūkino tamariki a ngā Māori.  
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I roto i te Diversity Forum i Kirikiriroa, te Kaihautu Whakawhanaunga-ā-Iwi, Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, me ngā tāngata o ngā roopu mataawaka kua tonotia mai e te Kingitanga ki te powhiri i Turangawaewae Marae i te Paraire 19 Akuhata i 12.00pm.  
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Whakamaumahara ki Te Atairangikaahu

Te matenga o te Kuini Māori, Te Arikinui Kahurangi Te Atairangikaahu, i te 15 Akuhata 2006 i tokona tētahi āhua whānui i te motu nui atu mo te tikanga, whakapono me ngā mataawaka.  
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Hangatanga whakahāweatanga, WAI 262 me te tūnui o te Māori i te ranga tōpu a rohe kei runga i ngā rārangi take i te Diversity Forum wānanga kei te tū i Kirikiriroa a te 21 – 22 Akuhata.  
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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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New Zealand’s seventh marae-based youth court was launched recently in Whakatāne. 
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First te reo Countdown

Aotearoa’s first te reo supermarket opened in Tokoroa last month.  
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Māori Language Week – 4-10 July

E arohatia nei e Te Kāhui tika Tangata i te reo Māori, ā ka whakanuia te wiki o te reo Māori mai i te 4 – 10 o Hōngongoi. 
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Tuhonohono 2010/2011

The Ahi Kaa team has been on the road for the past month meeting and engaging with four different North Island communities. 
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Treaty of Waitangi e-resource

The Commission has produced Te Mana i Waitangi, a new resource exploring the human rights dimensions of the Treaty.
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I ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka tirohia e mātau tētahi o ngā ūpoko o Te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (Whakapuakanga) me te titiro i tōna pānga mō Aotearoa. 
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I whakarewahia te kōti rangatahi i runga marae tuawhitu i Aotearoa inatata nei ki te marae o Wairaka.  
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Countdown tuatahi i roto i te reo

I whakatuwherahia te hokomaha te reo tuatahi o Aotearoa i Tokoroa i te marama kua hipa. 
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E arohatia nei e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata te reo Māori, ā, ka whakanuia te wiki o te reo Māori mai i te 4 – 10 o Hōngongoi.  Ko te kaupapa ko te ‘Manaakitanga’.
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Tūhonohono 2010/2011

E takahi ana te rōpū Ahi Kaa i te huarahi i roto i te marama kua hipa ki te whakawhitiwhiti me ētahi hapori e whā o Te Ika a Mauī. 
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Tiriti o Waitangi e-rauemi

Kua whakaputahia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Te Mana i Waitangi, he rauemi hou e hōpara ana i ngā āhuatanga o te Tiriti.
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I roto i ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka titiro mātau ki tētahi o ngā ūpoko o Te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a Ngā Iwi Taketake (te Whakapuakanga) me te tirotiro he aha tōna pānga ki Aotearoa.

I tēnei whakaputanga ka tirohia e mātau ko te Ūpoko 32, e kī ana

  1. He tika tō ngā iwi taketake ki te whakatau me te whakawhanake i ngā mea tuatahi, rautaki hoki mō te whanaketanga, te whakamahi rānei i ō rātau whenua, rohe potae me ētahi atu rawa.
  2. Me whakawhitiwhiti kōrero, mahi tahi hoki ngā Kāwanatanga i runga i te ngākau pono me ngā iwi taketake mā ō rātau whakanōhanga māngai ki te tiki whakaaetanga wātea me te whai mōhio i mua i te whakaaetanga o tētahi kaupapa mahi e pā ana ki ō rātau whenua, rohe potae rānei me ētahi atu rawa, otirā mō te whanaketanga, te whakamahitanga o nga ōpapa, wai, me ētahi atu rawa rānei.
  3. Me whakarato tikanga tōtika ngā Kāwanatanga mō ngā puretumu tika me te pai mō ēnei momo mahi, ā, me whakarite huarahi tōtika ki te whakangāwari i ngā pānga kōaro ki te taiao, ōhanga, pāpori, ahurea me te wairua.

Tona tikanga

He nui ngā matapaki mō te wai me te keri whenua i waenga i te kāwanatanga, tangata whenua me ngā hapori whakaara i ngā tika iwi taketake ki ēnei rawa.

He nui ngā matapaki mō te wai me te keri whenua i waenga i te kāwanatanga, tangata whenua me ngā hapori e whakaara i ngā tika iwi taketake ki ēnei rawa.

He tika tō ngā iwi taketake ki te tautuhi me te whakatau i tō rātau ake whakaarotau whakawhanaketanga. Ko te tikanga o tēnei he tika ō rātau ki te whakauru ki ngā mahi waihanga, whakatinana me te aromātai i ngā mahere me ngā kaupapa mō te whakawhanaketanga o te motu me te rohe e pā ana ki a rātau. Ko te tino rangatiratanga te tika pū o te Whakapuakanga. Ko ētahi atu o ngā tika he āwhina ki te whakatutuki i te tino rangatiratanga (UNDRIP ūpoko 3, ICCPR & ICESCR ūpoko 1).

Ko te paerewa whakaaetanga wātea, tōmua me te mōhio (UNDRIP ūpoko 10, 11, 19, 28, 29 me te 32 mō te whenua me ngā rawa) he here i ngā Whenua ki te kōrerorero i runga i te wairua pai, me te whai wāhitanga ōrite me ngā iwi taketake, i mua noa atu i te tīmatanga, te whakamanatanga rānei o ngā mahi, me te whai whakaaro anō ki ngā tikanga whakatau ake a ngā iwi taketake. Me wātea ki ngā iwi taketake ki te whai wāhi me ō rātau anō māngai, tikanga me ētahi atu whakanōhanga.

Ka pēhea te hāngai o tēnei ki te Tiriti?

E pāngia kaha ana ngā whenua o ngā iwi taketake e ngā mahi whakawhanaketanga, nā te mea i te nuinga o te wā he rawa puiaki tūturu, tae atu ki ngā papa, ōpapa, ngā rawa koiora, te wai me te oneone, me ētahi atu. Ko te whenua me ngā rawa ngā take kei te iho o ngā taupatupatu i waenga i ngā hapori iwi taketake me ngā Kāwanatanga, ā, koinei anō te pū o ngā wāwahitanga tika tangata. Ko ētahi o ngā take kei mua i ngā hapori iwi taketake he tika rangatira, (ūpoko 2), te tika ki ngā whare noho tōtika (ūpoko 2 & 3), ngā pātai mō te whakahaere rawa tūturu (ūpoko 1 & 2),  te whakahaere me te whakamahi i ngā wāhi e tiakina, me/tērā rānei ngā rawa tūturu (ūpoko 1 & 2), te tuari painga (ūpoko 1 & 3), te whakamaru mai i ngā pānga taiao me te whakapūmau i ngā wāhi tapu, wāhi ahurea hoki (ūpoko 2).

He kawenga tō te Karauna ki te tiaki i ēnā tika.

Pehea ki a koe te ū o Aotearoa ki te Ūpoko 32?

Kua tohua a Anahera Scott, Tumuaki o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kahungungu ki Wairoa, e tōna whānau ki te haere ki te Hui Tikanga Ngaio mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (EMRIP) ka tū a te 11-15 o Hōngongoi o tēnei tau. Ka tū te wāhanga tuawhā o te EMRIP ki Palais des Nations, Geneva.

He hui (tikanga) ā-ao UN te EMRIP hei kōrero i ngā take iwi taketake. Ko tana mahi matua he whakarato pūkenga whāiti mō ngā tika o ngā Iwi Taketake.

I ārahi a Ms Scott i te kura i roto i ngā whakawhanaketanga ki tō rātau whakapuakitanga hei Kura Tika Tangata. Ko rātau te kura tuatahi i Aotearoa hei whakakaupapa i tō rātau marautanga me ētahi atu tikanga mahi ki ngā tika tangata. Mā te haere ki EMRIP ka whakakaha haere i a Scott hei “toa tika tangata”, hei tā te Kaihautū a Karen Johansen, te māngai mō Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i EMRIP.

Ko Anahera anake te tangata o Aotearoa i utua mai i tana tono ki te Pūtea Tūao a te UN kia āhei ngā Iwi Taketake te haere ki te hui.

Ka kōrero a Kaihautū Johansen ki ngā rārangi kaupapa o te hui, te Whakatinana i te Whakapuakanga, me te kaupapa i tohua, arā te “whai wāhitanga.” I haere a Ms Johansen ki te EMRIP i te tau 2010, ā, i tuku kōrero ngātahi me te Kaihautū o Ahitereiria a Mick Gooda.

Ko te hui ā-motu mō te Hui Kanorau Aotearoa ka tū ki Kirikiriroa a te 21-22 o Here-turi-kōkā, e whakahaerehia ētahi hui kōrero e pā ana ki te Māori. Ka rongo kōrero anō mō te whaikanohitanga Māori ki ngā kāwanatanga ā-rohe, he aro ki ngā whakahaere-takirua, whiwhi mahi, haumaru tamariki me te ōritetanga, me ngā mātauranga tiriti.

Ka whakanuia e ngā ahurea maha te Kuini Māori, Te Arikinui Te Ātairangikaahu, i tuku tuatahi ki te Hui Kanorau i Te Papa i ngā tau e rima ki mua, ka tukuna hei tohu i te rima tau o tōna matenga.

Ka rapu whakaaro anō Te Kāhui Tika Tangata mō te aro ki ngā take whakaarotau i tautuhia i roto i tā rātau arotake rima tau o ngā tika tangata i Aotearoa. Kei te rapu whakaaro Te Kāhui Tika Tangata me te Tāhūhū o te Ture mō te pūrongo tārua a te kāwanatanga ki te Komiti a te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō te Whakakore i te Nonotitanga ā-Iwi.

Ka whakahaerehia anō he hui rangatahi anō i taua wā, ka whai wāhi mai anō ngā māngai rangatahi ki te hui whānui.

E wātea ana ngā taipitopito o wātaka o te Hui Kanorau Forum i te paetukutuku a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata. E whakahaerehia ana te hui nei e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata me Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust, te  New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, te Manatū Whakahiato Ora me ētahi atu hoa pātuhi.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2011

He kaupapa nui Te Wiki o te Reo Māori i roto i te wātaka o Aotearoa mai i te tau 1975. E mahi tahi ana Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me Te Puni Kōkiri ki te whakatairanga i te wiki o te reo Māori hei whai wāhitanga mō ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa ki te whakanui i te reo Māori me te “Kōrero Māori  – Give it a Go” ki te ako me te whakanui ake i ngā rerenga kōrero Māori i roto i ngā mahi o ia rā. E whakanuihia ana te reo Māori hei āhuatanga ahurei o tō tātau tuakiri o Aotearoa, he āhuatanga whakakotahi i a tātau me te whakanui i tō tātau ahurea tuku iho.

Ko ngā rā mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2011 ko te 4-10 o Hōngongoi, ā, ko te kaupapa ko te “Manaakitanga”. Ko te iho o te manaakitanga, he manaaki i te tangata kia tau te wairua me te atawhai i ngā manuhiri.

Rapua anō he kōrero mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori i te paetukutuku www.korero.maori.nz/news/mlw.

Tirohia te paetukutuku New Zealand History Online ki te rapu kōrero mō te hītori o te reo Māori me tōna whakapakaritanga, me te kerēme mō te reo i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Rauemi mō te reo Māori.

He rerekē ngā urupare kua tae mai ki Te Kāhui Tika Tangata mō te whakapai ake i te whai kanohitanga Māori i roto i ngā kawanatanga ā-rohe i muri i te tono a te Kaihautū Whanaungatanga ā-Iwi a Joris de Bres ki ngā kaunihera i whakaaroarohia anō te kōwhiringa tūru Māori i tēnei tau.

He wāhanga tēnei nō tētahi kaupapa a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ki te whakapiki i te whai wāhi mai me te whaikanohitanga o te Māori. Puta noa i te motu, he 4.8 ōrau te whaikanohi o te Māori ki roto i ngā kāwanatanga, he tino iti ake tēnei ki tā te taupori Māori.

I whai mai te reta i tētahi uiuitanga a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata o ngā kaunihera 83, e pātai ana ki a rātau mēnā i whakaarohia anō e rātau tēnei kōwhiringa.

Ka whai te kaupapa Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i ngā taunakitanga a te Kōmihana a te Karauna mō te Tumu Whakarae o Tāmaki Makaurau i te tau 2010, e kī ana, “Ko te huarahi pai rawa mō te whakapūmau i te whai wāhitanga Māori ki ngā waihanga whakatau ko te tuku tūru mō rātau ki te tēpu waihanga whakatau.”

Ko te tikanga o te tono mō ngā kaunihera ki te whakaaroaro i ngā tūru Māori, rohe pōti Māori rānei ko te whiriwhiri mēnā me whaikanohi te Māori, tētahi kōwhiringa i raro i te Local Electoral Act. Kaua ko te tangata Māori takitahi ka pōtihia mai i ngā rohe Māori whānui ki te kaunihera.

I roto i tana reta onātata nei, i āki a Mr de Bres i ngā kaunihera ki te āta kōrero me ngā iwi me ngā hapū ki te kauneke whakamua i ngā āwangawanga mō te tino iti o te whaikanohi Māori.

Heoi, ko te nuinga o ngā urupare ki Te Kāhui Tika Tangata he pai, me te kī a te nuinga ka whakaarohia anō, ka whakaū rānei i ō rātau tūru Māori. Ko ētahi o ngā kaiurupare mai i tono anō mō ētahi atu mōhiohio mai i Te Kāhui Tika Tangata.

Matapakinga Pāpaho

Pānuihia te pepa whakamārama a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Māori Representation in Local Government: The continuing challenge

Kei te whakahaerehia e te rōpū Ahi Kā a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata tētahi kaupapa Tūhonohono ki ngā whānau, hapū, rangatahi me ngā pākeke ki te marae o Ōpape i Ōpōtiki, te marae tika tangata tuatahi. Hei te 25 o Haratua, ka pōhiritia ngā rangatahi ki te hapū o Ngāi Tamahaua ki te tirotiro i te Tiriti o Waitangi, te Whakapuakanga o ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake, ngā pānga ki ngā whānau, hapū me te iwi. Ka tautokohia rātau kia tū hei māngai tika tangata mō ō rātau kura, whānau me te hapori whānui. Hei te 26 o Haratua, ka pōhiritia ngā pākeke ki tētahi kaupapa kōrero ōrite, e aro ana ki te raupatu me te Arotake Ture Kāwanatanga.

Nā te mea i hainatia te Tiriti i Ōpōtiki i te 27 o Haratua, ka whakamutua te wānanga i runga i te whakanui i tērā hui whakahirahira, ā, he whai wāhitanga tēnei mō ngā reanga e rua ki te whakawhitiwhiti i ngā hua o tā rātau noho tahi.

Hōpara-koiora

He nui te pūmanawa nohopuku pūtaiao me te ahumoni o te ao o Tāne me te ao kararehe o Aotearoa. E rua ngā take e pā ana ki tēnei: ‘Me pēhea tā tātau whai wāhi atu?’  ā, ‘He pēhea te tuari o ngā hua?’ Ko te  Nagoya Protocols onātata nei i waihanga paerewa o te ao hei whakatutuki mō ngā whenua me ō rātau mema.

I Aotearoa, ko te Manatū Ōhanga te tari whai mana mō te whakawhanake me te whakatinana i ngā kaupapa here hōpara-koiora/rapunga-koiora o te motu.

Kua whakatūhia e te manatū he rōpū Taumata, ko tētahi o ana mahi he whakarato ki a rātau ngā tohutohu mō te tautoko me te whakakaha i te whanaungatanga Tiriti.

Ko te whakaaturanga a Dayle Takitimu mō te āwhina i te Taumata me MED kia aro ki te tiriti i roto i ngā kaupapa hōpara-koiora /rapunga-koiora e wātea nei Presentation by Dayle Takitimu (PowerPoint 350Kb). Ko tōna whāinga he whakakaha me te whakaāhei i ngā tika me ngā kawenga o te Karauna, ngā hapū, ngā rangatira me ētahi atu kirirarau, mō te ao o Tāne  me te ao kararehe o Aotearoa.

Ko ngā take hei whakaaroaro mā ngā whānau, ngā hapū, ngā iwi me ngā tari hei:

  • He aha ngā tika me ngā kawenga Tiriti mō ngā rawa pūmau tae atu ki te IP? Ngā whanaungatanga paerewa UN.
  • He aha ngā whakahaere mōhiotanga e hiahiatia hei tautuhi i ngā take matua?
  • Ko wai te hunga hei kōrero atu mā mātau mō ēnei take? Ngā Whanaungatanga?
  • Ngā ture whakauru me te tuari painga.

 

Nagoya Protocols: www.cbd.int/abs/

Akoranga Hangarau-koiora me ētahi atu pepa UN:  www.med.govt.nz

Ngā mātai take kei te paetukutuku http://www.hrc.co.nz/human-rights-and-the-treaty-of-waitangi/crown-tangata-whenua-engagement/ministry-of-economic-development-bioprospecting-taumata/

Māori Language Week 2011

Māori Language Week has been a feature of the New Zealand calendar since 1975.  
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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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Anahera Scott, Principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kahungunu ki Wairoa, has been selected by her whānau to attend Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) from 11-15 July this year. 
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NZ Diversity Forum comes to Hamilton

This year’s national Diversity Forum will take place in Hamilton on 21-22 August, offering a wide range of individual forums of relevance to Māori. 
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The Commission has received mixed reactions to improving Māori representation in local government after Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres’ request to councils to consider the option of Māori seats this year.  
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The Commission’s Ahi Kaa team will be delivering a Tuhonohono programme to whānau, rangatahi and pakeke on Opape Marae in Opotiki, the first human rights based marae. 
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Bioprospecting

Aotearoa New Zealand’s flora and fauna has great commercial and scientific potential. 
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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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Public awareness – UMR

A public opinion survey conducted in 2010 by UMR Insight Ltd, found the number of New Zealanders who had a good understanding of the Treaty fell slightly, from 41 per cent to 39 per cent. 
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Diversity Forum 2011 – 21-22 August

Hamilton is hosting the 2011 New Zealand Diversity Forum at Claudelands Convention Centre.  
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United Nations Meetings coming up

The Permanent Forum is one of three UN bodies that is mandated to deal specifically with indigenous peoples’ issues. 
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Special Rapporteur reports

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya, visited New Zealand in July, 2010. 
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Local Government Representation

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres has written to all mayors and chairs of regional councils requesting their councils consider the option of Māori seats this year. 
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E whakahaerehia Te Hui Kanorau 2011 i Claudelands Convention Centre, Kirikiriroa.  
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Ko te Hui Tūturu tētahi o ngā hui e toru a ngā rōpū UN e whai mana ana ki te whakarite i ngā take iwi taketake.  
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Ngā Pūrongo a te Special Rapporteur

I tae mai te Special Rapporteur a te UN mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake, Ahorangi James Anaya, ki Aotearoa i te marama o Hōngongoi, 2010. 
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I roto i ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero, e hiahia ana mātau ki te titiro ki tētahi o ngā ūpoko o Te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a Ngā Iwi Taketake (Whakapuakanga UN) me te tirotiro he aha tōna pānga ki Aotearoa.

I tēnei whakaputanga ka tirohia e mātau ko te Ūpoko 15, e kī ana:

1. He tika tō ngā iwi taketake ki te rangatiratanga me te kanorau o ō rātau ahurea, tikanga, hītori me ngā wawata e whakaata tikahia i roto i te mātauranga me ngā pārongo tūmatanui.

2. Me āta mahi ngā Kāwanatanga, me te mahi tahi, te kōrero tahi hoki me ngā iwi taketake, ki te whakarite huarahi tōtika ki te ārai ngākau koaro me te whakakore i te aukatitanga me te hāpai ngāwari, māramatanga me te whanaungatanga pai i waenga i ngā iwi taketake me ngā wāhanga katoa o te iwi whānui.

He aha te tikanga o tēnei?

Ko tā te Ūpoko 15 he aro ki te whakatika i ngā hē ki ngā iwi taketake mō ngā kaupapa o ngā whakahaere mātauranga, pāpāho, o te iwi whānui hoki. He whai anō ki te whakakore i ngā pārongo hapa, prejucial, tino hē hoki i roto i ngā puka mahi ako me ētahi atu rauemi mātauranga. Otirā, e kī ana me whai tika ngā iwi taketake “ki ō rātau ahurea, tikanga, hītori me ngā wawata e whakaata tikahia i roto i te mātauranga.” E herea ngā whenua i raro i te Ūpoko 15 ki te mahi me ngā iwi taketake ki te ārai ngākau koaro me te aukatitanga i roto i te mātauranga , engari ki te mahi anō ki te whakawhanake i ngā utauta mātauranga  hei “hāpai ngāwari, māramatanga me te whanaungatanga pai i waenga i ngā iwi taketake me ngā wāhanga katoa o te iwi whānui.”

He pēhea tōna ū ki te Tiriti?

Kei te Ūpoko 2 (Rangatiratanga) o te Tiriti he whakaū i te mana Rangatira hei tiaki me te whakawhanake i a rātau ‘taonga’ i whakaae te Karauna ka tiakina e ia. He taonga te ahurea, whakanōhanga, ture me ngā tikanga me ngā whakapapa ki te tangata whenua. E hāngai ana te wāhanga 15.2 ki te Ūpoko 1 (Kāwanatanga) o te Tiriti mō te wāhanga ki te kawenga o te Karauna ki te tiaki i ngā tika Rangatiratanga me te iwi taketake, me te Ūpoko 3 (Rite tahi), te tika ki te mātauranga  me te ahurea pai.

E whakaata ana te Ūpoko 15 i te kaupapa ko ngā tika tangata whānui he takitahi me te takitini. Ko tana whakaaro he mea nui te whakamāoritanga mō ngā “tika” ko te tikanga o te tika me te whai wāhi ki te mātauranga  me te pāpāho i roto i tētahi Whenua he hāngai ki ngā tika iwi taketake ki ētahi tikanga rerekē mō te mōhio, te ako me te kōrero. E herea ana ngā Whenua kaua noa iho ki te whakaute i ngā rerekētanga, engari ki te hāpai haere tonu i te manawa toa me te whai mārama ki ngā rerekētanga puta noa i ngā iwi.

E pēhea o whakaaro mō te ū o Aotearoa ki te Ūpoko 15?

Te Whakamōhio i te Iwi – UMR

I whakahaerehia tētahi rangahau rapu whakaaro tūmatanui i te tau 2010 e UMR Insight Ltd, ā, ka kitea kua āhua iti haere te hunga tino mārama i Aotearoa ki te Tiriti, mai i te 41 ōrau ki te 39 ōrau.  
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Whai kanohitanga ki ngā Kaunihera

Kua tuhi atu te Kaihautū Whanaungatanga ā-Iwi a Joris de Bres ki ngā koromatua me ngā tiamana katoa o ngā kaunihera ā-rohe ki te tono kia whakaarohia e rātau te kōwhiringa tūru Māori i tēnei tau. 
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In each Whitiwhiti Korero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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Workshop adopts Tamaki Makaurau statement

Representatives from indigenous people’s organisations and national human rights institutions from 15 countries unanimously adopted a statement on indigenous rights last year at a hui held in Tamaki Makaurau. 
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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has made recommendations on how New Zealand can do a better job for its children. 
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This year’s Waitangi Day was the first time tri-lingual interpreters were used to ensure the full participation of the Deaf community in the formal events commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
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Human Rights in New Zealand 2010

The Commission launched its major report card on the state of human rights in New Zealand on 10 December 2010, International Human Rights Day. 
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Power Sharing in the 21st Century

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres recently addressed the Te Papa Treaty of Waitangi Debates.
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Human rights and the Treaty

The Commission has produced a number of resources on Treaty issues. 
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Ina tata nei i kōrero te Kaihautū Whanaungatanga ā-Iwi a Joris de Bres i Ngā Tautohetohe ā Te Papa mō TeTiriti o Waitangi. 
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Ngā Tika Tangata o Aotearoa 2010

I whakarewahia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata te pūrongo kāri arotake i ngā tika tangata i Aotearoa i te 10 o Hakihea 2010, Te Rā Tika Tangata o te Ao.
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I whakamahia ngā reo e toru mō te wā tuatahi i te Rā o Waitangi i tēnei tau, ā, i whai wāhi nui mai te hapori Turi ki ngā huihuinga whakamahara i te hainatanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi.
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Kua taunaki ana te Komiti UN mō ngā Tika ā te Tamaiti mō te whakapai ake i ngā mahi mō ngā tamariki i Aotearoa. 
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I whakamanahia e ngā māngai o ngā whakahaere iwi taketake me ngā whakanōhanga tika tangata ā-motu o ngā whenua 15 i te tauākī tika tangata i tū ki Tāmaki Makaurau i tērā tau.  
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I ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka tirohia e mātau tētahi o ngā ūpoko o te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (Whakapuakanga) me te titiro i tōna pānga ki a Aotearoa.
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Ngā tika tangata me te Tiriti

He maha ngā rauemi kua whakaputahia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata mō ngā take Tiriti. 
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Representatives from Indigenous people’s organisations and national human rights institutions from 15 countries have unanimously adopted a statement on indigenous rights the workshop held at Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland from 30 November – 3 December 2010.
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Chief Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan and Kaiwhakarite Paula Pirihi were invited to speak at the International Conference on Human Rights Education (HRE) earlier this month in Sydney, Australia.
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In each Whitiwhiti Korero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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The annual Australia New Zealand Race Relations Roundtable was held in Canberra on 10 November 2010.
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Review of Human Rights 2010

 The Human Rights Commission will be publishing its Review of Human Rights 2010 in early December. 
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Ngāti Kahungunu is concerned at the low level of Māori participation and representation in local government resulting from the recently completed elections.
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Coming Up

Put these dates in your calendar.
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Government has been reviewing issues around access to New Zealand’s biological resources and associated knowledge. 
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In each Whitiwhiti Korero we look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand.
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Kura Tika Tangata

A story about Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kahungunu ki Wairoa featured in our August issue.
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Upcoming dates to note

Dates of note for your diary:
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The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), together with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, is hosting a workshop for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Asia-Pacific region next month to discuss the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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Review of Human Rights in Aotearoa

The Human Rights Commission is updating its status report Human Rights in New Zealand Today – Ngā Tika Tangata o te Motu.
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Māori representation in local government

The local body elections are over, but the analysis of Māori representation on regional and local councils and district health boards is still to come. 
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E arotakehia ana e te Kāwanatanga ngā take mō te whai wāhi ki ngā rawa koiora o Aotearoa me ōna mōhiotanga.
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I ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero ka tirohia e mātau tētahi o ngā ūpoko o te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (Whakapuakanga) me te titiro i tōna pānga mō Aotearoa.
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Kura Tika Tangata

I whakaatuhia tētahi kōrero mō te Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kahungungu ki Wairoa i te whakaputanga o Here-turi-kōkā.
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E whakahaere tahitia ana te Kaihautū Matua o te Tari o Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika Tangata (OHCHR) me Te Kāhui Tika Tangata o Aotearoa, i tētahi awheawhe mō ngā Whakanōhanga Tika Tangata ā-Motu (NHRI) i te rohe o Āhia-Moana nui-a-Kiwa a tērā marama ki te matapaki i te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika Iwi Taketake.
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Te arotake i ngā Tika Tangata i Aotearoa

Kei te whakahou Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i tōna pūrongo Ngā Tika Tangata o te Motu.
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Kua mutu ngā pōtitanga kāwanatanga ā-rohe, engari kāore anō kia tutuki noa ngā tātaritanga o te whai kanohi Māori i ngā kaunihera ā-rohe, ā-takiwā me ngā poari hauora ā-rohe.
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I roto i ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero, e hiahia ana mātau ki te titiro ki tētahi o ngā ūpoko o Te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a Ngā Iwi Taketake (Whakapuakanga UN) me te tirotiro he aha tōna pānga ki Aotearoa.


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Whānau hauā

E mahi ana Te Kāhui Tika Tangat ki te whakarite whai wāhitanga mō ngā whānau hauā ki roto i te whakatinanatanga me te aroturuki i te Kawenata a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika a te Hunga Hauā (CRPD) i Aotearoa. Ko te whāinga o te wāhanga o te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa he tuku kōrero mō te CPRD me te kōrero i te āhua o te whakatinanatanga mō ngā whānau hauā.


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Kua hono atu te marae o Whakatū ki a CYFS

Nō tata nei i oti te mātai rangahau a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata mō te marae o Whakatū me CYFS mō tā rātau mahi tahi ki te whakapai ake i ngā ratonga ki ngā whānau Māori.


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He mea nui te Tiriti o Waitangi ki ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa. Ko ngā Māori i haina i te Tiriti i whakaae kia whakatuwherahia tō rātau whenua ki ngā tauiwi e haramai ana ki te noho.


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I whakapūmauhia e te Hononga o Amerika te Whakapuakanga o ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake i te tau 2007, ā, ka tautokohia anō e te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa i tēnei tau.


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I te wā e pōti ana ngā tāngata o Aotearoa i tēnei marama mō ngā kaunihera ā-rohe, taonenui, ā-takiwā hoki, me whai wā ki te whakaaroaro i tēnei wā he iti noa te whai kanohi o te Māori ki ngā kāwanatanga ā-rohe. Taihoa tātau e kite mēnā ka pai ake i tēnei wā. He tino maha ake ngā kaitono Māori, engari i te nuinga o te wā, kei raro anō i te tokomaha o ngā kaipōti Tauiwi.


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Whānau hauā – Māori disabled people

The Human Rights Commission is working to ensure whānau hauā (Māori disabled people) are involved in implementing and monitoring the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Aotearoa. This New Zealand Diversity Forum session worked to provide information about the CRPD and discuss how well it is being implemented for whānau hauā.
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In each Whitiwhiti Kōrero, we want to look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand.
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Rahui Katene’s SpeechNew Zealand Diversity Forum

New Zealand Diversity Forum

The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations in 2007, with the New Zealand Government giving its support earlier this year.
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Settlement Support logo

Settlement Support logo

The Treaty of Waitangi is important to all New Zealanders. Māori who signed the Treaty agreed to share their country with the people who would come here later.
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Whakatū Marae partners with CYFS

The Human Rights Commission has recently completed a case study on Whakatū Marae and CYFS, working together to improve services to whānau Māori.

The relationship between the two organisations and whānau is based on an understanding of best practise for Māori whānau. Through the relationship, CYFS and Whakatū Marae have made a commitment to provide the best possible care for Māori whānau. The marae now has a number of health and welfare services on site or easily accessible to its whānau.

Nelson CYFS site manager Maree Meechang said, “All parties have benefited from the experience. It’s definitely something we’d do again.”

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Māori representation in local government

As New Zealanders go to the polls this month to elect their regional, city and district councils, it is timely to recall that until now Māori representation in local government has been very low. It will be interesting to see whether there will be any improvement this time. There are a considerable number of Māori candidates, but they are subject, in most cases, to the majority vote of non-Māori.
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Ia tau ka whakahaerehia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata me Te Kōmihana Matua o Aotearoa mō UNESCO te Hui Rangatahi o te Motu mō te Ahurea Kanorau. I tēnei tau ka whakahaerehia te Hui Rangatahi o te Motu ki Ōtautahi mai i te 21-23 o Here-turi-kōkā. Ka whakahaere tahitia te Hui Rangatahi me te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa.


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I te wā i konei te Kaitakawaenga Motuhake a te UN a James Anaya, e tirotiro ana ia i ngā tika tangata me ngā mana wāteatanga o ngā iwi taketake, i tūtaki ia ki ngā Kaihautū Kāhui Tika Tangata a Roslyn Noonan rāua ko Joris de Bres ki te kōrero mō ngā take matua o Aotearoa mō ngā tika a te Māori.


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Kua tapirihia e Kōtuitanga Waitangi Ōtautahi, te rōpū kāwanatanga-kore e whakatenatena ana i te hunga kāore he whakapapa Māori ki te whai mōhio ki te Tiriti o Waitangi, ngā rauemi hou ki tana paetukutuku.


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Tēnā koutou katoa ngā mema i whakatutuki i te rangahau ipurangi e pā ana ki ngā kaha o Te Kōtuitanga Mana I Waitangi. E ai ki te rangahau 67 ōrau o ngā kaiwhakautu i whai wāhi mai ki roto i te kōtuitanga i roto i ngā tau e rua kua hipa.


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Ko te Kaihautū Tika Tangata a Karen Johansen tētahi o ngā tāngata o Aotearoa i haere ki te Hui Tikanga Ngaio mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake mai i te 12-16 o Hōngongoi i Geneva.


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He kaupapa Ahi Kā a Tūhonohono Māori, ā, ko tōna whāinga ko te kawe i ngā tika tangata ki ngā hapori Māori. Ko te hui tuatahi a Tūhonohono Māori a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i whakahaerehia e Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kahungungu ki Wairoa, ā, i tū ki te marae o Whakirangi, Te Kapu, mai i te 6-7 o Hōngongoi.


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E whā ngā wāhanga Māori o te Hui Kanorau o Aotearoa i tēnei tau, ka tū i te 22-23 o Here-turi-kōkā i te Convention Centre i Ōtautahi.
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Human Rights Commissioner Karen Johansen was one of six New Zealanders who attended the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from 12-16 July in Geneva.


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Thank you to all members who completed the online survey regarding the strengths of the Te Mana I Waitangi Network. The survey indicated that 67% of respondents had been involved in the network in some way in the past two years.


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During his recent visit, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya met with NZ Human Rights Commissioners Roslyn Noonan and Joris de Bres to discuss key issues for NZ regarding Māori rights.


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Network Waitangi Ōtautahi, the non-governmental organisation that encourages those who do not have Māori ancestry to understand the Treaty of Waitangi, has added new resources to its website.


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Tuhonohono Māori is an Ahi Kaa project that aims to take human rights into Māori communities. The first Human Rights Commission Tuhonohono Māori Engagement was hosted by Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kahungunu ki Wairoa and held at Whakirangi Marae, Frasertown, from 6-7 July.


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Each year the Human Rights Commission and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO host the National Youth Forum on Cultural Diversity. This year the annual National Youth Forum will be held in Christchurch from 21-23 August. The Youth Forum is run in parallel with the NZ Diversity Forum.


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There will be four sessions with a Māori focus at this year’s NZ Diversity Forum, which will be held from 22-23 August at the Christchurch Convention Centre.


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E kōrero ana te Rautaki Hauora o Aotearoa mō te “waihanga i ngā pātuitanga whaitake i ngā taumata katoa i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi” me te īnoi ki ngā DHB kia tautuhia ngā huarahi e taea e rātau te urupare ki ngā hiahia a te Māori me te tautoko i ngā ratonga hauora Māori. Hei tīmatanga, i whakaarohia kia whakaritea tētahi pātuitanga e ngā DHB me ngā Mana Whenua i tērā rohe.
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Te Kōtuitanga Uiui Te Mana i Waitangi

I ngā marama kua hipa nei i te hiahia te Kāhui Tika Tangata ki te rapu mōhio mai i te kōtuitanga Te Mana i Waitangi mō te āhua o te mahi a te kōtuitanga me ngā wāhi hei whakapai mōna.
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I whakahaerehia e te Kāhui Tika Tangata tētahi hui ki ngā tari i Te Whanga-nui a Tara mō Te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa, Ka tūtak ‘O le Gagana Hāmoa i te Reo Māori. I hui tahi ngā hapori Hāmoa me te Tangata Whenua ki te kōrero mō ō rāua reo. He arutau te āhua o te hui. He rite te kohara o te reo ki ngā iwi e rua me te mātakutaku anō i roto i a rātau kei ngaro ēnei reo. I puta ngā whakaaro me ngā kōrero mō te whakatītina i ngā whānau me ngā rangatahi kia aroha nui me te whakaitaranga i tō rātau reo taketake. I whakarewahia anō tētahi pukaiti “Tō tātau Reo Hāmoa i Aotearoa”, he puka whakawhiti rerenga kōrero reo Hāmoa ki te reo Māori.
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I whakatauhia te kaihautū hou mō Te Kāhui Tika Tangata e Te Puni Kōkiri. Kua roa a Glenys Phillip Barbara e mahi ana i roto i te ao mātauranga me te hāpai anō i te reo Māori. Neke atu i te 100 ngā tāngata o Ngāti Porou i heri mai i a Glenys Phillip Barbara mai i Tūranganui a Kiwa ki Te Whanga-nui a Tara ki tana mahi hou. I whakahaerehia tana pōhiri e Te Puni Kōkiri i roto i tō rātau rūma Naumai. I tukuna ia e te tana whānau ki a Erima Henara, tumuaki o Te Taura Whiri i te mutunga o ngā whaikōrero. I tae atu te Kaikomihana a Joris de Bres, Kaiwhakarite te Huia Bill Hamilton me ngā kaimahi o te Kāhui Tika Tangata ki te pōhiri.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

He wāhanga nui Te Wiki o te Reo Māori ki roto i te wātaka o Aotearoa mai i te tau 1975. E mahi tahi ana te Kāhui Tika Tangata me Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me Te Puni Kōkiri ki te whakatairanga i te wiki hei whai wāhitanga mō ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa ki te whakanui i te Reo Māori me Karawhiua, arā, kia ākona me te whakamahi i ngā rerenga kōrero maha i roto i ngā mahi o ia rā. E whakanuia te Reo Māori hei wāhanga ahurei mō tō tātau tuakiritanga hei tāngata o Aotearoa, tētahi āhuatanga e whakakotahi nei i a tātau me te whakanui i tō tātau ahurea tuku iho.
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Matariki 2010

Kua taunga kē a Matariki ināianei hei kaupapa whakanui i te Tauhou Māori  mō waenga o te takurua. Mai i te tau 2001 e hāpai ana Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, mā ngā pātuitanga me Te Papa Tongarewa me te Tāhūhū o te Mātauranga , i a Matariki hei aronga nui mō te whakakahatanga o te reo Māori, otirā hei taiopenga ahurei nō Aotearoa me te Moana-nui ā Kiwa e whai ana i ngā mātāpono tiritiri, whakamaharatanga me te tāpae, i tua atu hoki i te whakanui. I tēnei tau i whakanuia a Matariki mai i te 14 o Pipiri, ā, kitea tuatahitia a Matariki i te ata hāpara, me te uru atu ki Te Wiki o te Reo Māori  mai i te 26 o Hōngongoi – 1 o Hereturikōkā. I whakanuia e te Kāhui Tika Tangata a Matariki mā te waiata, whakawhiti tohutao, tētahi kai hinengaro mō te wiki me ētahi atu mahi maha anō.

Mō te pānui i te wātaka, me te kite i ngā mahi whakatairanga a ētahi atu whakahaere, pēhia ngā hono i raro nei.

Kei te whakahaere te “Tikanga Ngaio mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake (EMRIP)” i tētahi mātai mō ngā iwi taketake me te tika ki te whakauru ki te whakatau tikanga. I whakaputahia e rātau tētahi pūrongo kauneke ka kōrerohia ina hui ai te EMPRIP i Geneva mai i te 12 – 16 o Hōngongoi i tēnei tau.
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Te Waharoa ki Te Kāhui Tika Tangata

Kotahi wiki tētahi ākonga o Te Kura ā-Rohe o Te Waha o Rerekohu, a Patresse Herewini-Te Kani (kei runga, i te taha o te Kaihautū Whakawhanaunga ā-Iwi, a Joris de Bres) e mahi ana i te tari o Te Kāhui Tika Tangata hei ākonga nō te waharoa. I whakaritea tēnei whakanōhanga i tētahi awheawhe i tū ki te marae o Awatere nā te Kōtuitanga Tika Tangata o Te Tairawhiti i whakahaere.
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The New Zealand Health Strategy talks of “forming effective partnerships at all levels under the Treaty of Waitangi” and asks DHB’s to identify ways they can respond to Māori needs and support Māori health services.
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Te Mana i Waitangi Network Survey

A few months ago the Commission was keen to find out from the Te Mana i Waitangi network on how well the network is functioning and where it needs to improve.
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For Samoan Language week the Commission held a forum in the Wellington office, ‘O le Gagana Samoa meets Reo Māori.
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The new chief executive for the Maori Language Commission was welcomed recently by Te Puni Kokiri.
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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Māori Language Week has been a feature of the New Zealand calendar since 1975.
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Matariki 2010

Matariki is now well established as a midwinter celebration of the Māori New Zealand New Year.
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The “Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)” is completing a study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision making.
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Gateway to the Commission

Joris and PatressePatresse Herewini-Te Kani with Commissioner Joris de Bres A student Patresse Herewini-TeKani (pictured with Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres) from Te Waha o Rerekohu Area School, Te Araroa spent a week at the Commission’s Wellington office as a gateway student. The placement was organised during a workshop held on Awatere Marae organised by the Tairawhiti Human Rights Network.
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Ngā toa

Aperahama Hurihanganui

Aperahama Hurihanganui

I whakawhiwhia e Joris de Bres a Āperahama Hurihanganui o Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua, ki te tohu toa i te whiringa toa o ngā Kauhau Whakakotahitanga ā-Iwi i Tāmaki Makaurau i te 10 o Paenga-whāwhā.
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Ngā Mihi

Valmaine Toki

Valmaine Toki

Kua tohua a Valmaine Toki hei mema ki te Hui Tūturu ā Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Take Iwi Taketake mō ngā tau 2011-2013. He māngai ia mō ngā iwi taketake katoa o te rohe o te Moana nui a Kiwa, ā, ko ia te Māori tuatahi ki tēnei tūranga.
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Ngā Whanaungatanga Mahi

Kua tāpirihia anō Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i tētahi atu mātai take mō ngā whanaungatanga Karauna me te Tangata Whenua ki tana paetukutuku i tēnei marama. E whakamārama ana i te whanaungatanga i waenga i te Poari Hauora ā-Rohe o Waitaha (CDHB) me te mana whenua. E whanake haere ana te whanaungatanga i waenga i te CDHB i roto i ngā tau e waru nei. I whakamanahia te whanaungatanga i roto i tētahi Manatū Arotau (MOU), ā, i hainatia i te marama o Poutū-terangi 2008.
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Kua pupū anō ngā kōrero ā-iwi mō te whai kanohi Māori ki roto i te kāwanatanga ā-rohe nā runga i te kore whakaaetanga a te kāwanatanga ki te tūtohutanga a Te Kōmihana a te Karauna mō te Poari Whakahaere o Tāmaki Makaurau mō ngā tūru motuhake Māori i runga i te Kaunihera hou o Tāmaki Makaurau.
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Te Takutai Moana

Kua tuhi atu Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ki te Rōia Matua ki te urupare ki te pepa kōwhiringa ā te Kāwanatanga mō te Takutai Moana.
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I roto i te whakanui i te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa, kei te whakahaere a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i tētahi hui ki Te Whanga nui a Tara mō te tiaki i Te Reo Hāmoa me Te Reo Māori i Aotearoa. Ko ngā kaikōrero ko Tākuta Wayne Ngata, Tumu Whakarae Whakakapi o Te Taura Whiri te Reo Māori, Kaiako Matua me te Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa a Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin, Wāhanga Hāmoa, Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o te Ika me Joris de Bres, Kaihatū Whakawhanaunga ā-Iwi. Mō ētahi atu kōrero, pānuihia te mātārere i roto i te reo Ingarihi me te reo Māori.

Speech award winners

Aperahama Hurihanganui

Aperahama Hurihanganui

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres awarded Aperahama Hurihanganui from Rotorua Boys’ High School, the top prize at the Race Unity Speech finals in Auckland on 10 April.


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Congratulations

Valmaine Toki

Valmaine Toki

Valmaine Toki has been selected as a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for 2011-2013.


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Working Relationships

The Commission has added another brief case study on Crown Tangata Whenua relationships to its website this month.


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Public discussion about Māori representation in local government has been re-ignited by the government decision not to adopt the recommendation of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance for dedicated Māori seats on the new Auckland Council.


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Foreshore and Seabed

The Human Rights Commission has written to the Attorney General in response to the Government’s options paper about the Foreshore and Seabed.


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O Le Gagana Samoa Meets Reo Māori

In celebration of Samoan Language Week, the Human Rights Commission is hosting a forum in Wellington on the preservation of the Samoan and Māori languages in New Zealand.


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Ka mahitahi Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me te Rōpū Kaiako Hāmoa ki te whakatairanga i te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa me te Wiki o te Reo Māori i tēnei tau. Ka tīmata te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa i te 30 o Haratua me te Wiki o te Reo Māori i te 26 o Hōngongoi.
I kōrero atu te Kaihautū Whakawhanaunga ā-Iwi a Joris de Bres, ki te Rōpū Kaiako Hāmoa i te hui ā-tau i Te Whanganui ā Tara, i whiwhi ia i tētahi karere e pēnei ana mai i te Tumuaki Kairīwhi o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, a Tākuta Wayne Ngata.

I kī a Tākuta Ngata kei te “tautoko te Taura Whiri i te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa me te tautoko tahi mō ngā reo o ngā Tāngata Māori i Aotearoa me Te Moananui ā Kiwa”.

Ko ngā reo Māori me te Hāmoa ngā reo e kaha ana te kōrerohia i Aotearoa i muri i te reo Ingarihi, ā, ko te Māori me te Hāmoa ngā iwi mātāwaka nui tuarua me te tuawhā i Aotearoa.

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E whakamihi ana a Joris de Bres i te tautoko a Tākuta Ngata, ā, me te kī anō ki te hui ko tana tūmanako ka tino ngātahi mai i te Wiki o te Reo Māori me te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa. Ko tana hiahia kia whakaratoa e Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, pāpāho Māori, kōhanga reo me ngā kura kaupapa ngā whakamāoritanga Māori-Hāmoa i te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa, ka ōrite anō ngā pāpāho Hāmoa me ngā kura mō te Wiki o te Reo Māori .

Hei tāna, “Ka whakatairanga tēnei i ngā reo e rua me te whanaungatanga i waenga i a rāua. Ko te kawainga ki tēnei ko te tautoko a te Kōtuitanga Reo Irirangi Pacific mō te Wiki o te Reo Māori .”

Ko ētahi atu pātuitanga mō te Wiki o te Reo Māori ko te Kāhui Tika Tangata, Te Kōmihana ā-Motu o Aotearoa mō UNESCO, Kaunihera Tohutohu o Hāmoa, Te Whare Wānanga o Wikitōria, Te Manatū mō ngā Take o te Moananui a Kiwa, Tāhūhū o te Mātauranga , Te Reo Irirangi Capital o Hāmoa, Reo Irirangi o Hamoa, Pouaka Whakaata Aotearoa me te Kōtuitanga Reo Irirangi Pacific.

Mō ētahi atu pārongo mō te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa.

Tirohia te Wiki o te Reo Hāmoa i Facebook

Kātahi anō ka whakaputahia e Te Kāhui Tika ētahi pānui A3 e ono me te kaupapa ‘Kāore e pai te Whakahāwea’.
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I roto i ia Whitiwhiti Kōrero e hiahia ana mātau ki te titiro ki te tuhinga o te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika Iwi Taketake (UNDRIP) me te mōhio anō he aha tōna pūtake mō Aotearoa.
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I whakamanahia te Rā Whanaungatanga ā-Iwi i te 21 o Poutū-te-rangi i te marae o Ōrakei me tētahi hākari i whakahaerehia e te Minita Māori, arā, me te Tumu Whakahaere o te Tari Whakawhanaunga ā-Iwi o mua a Pita Sharples. E tohu ana te Rā Whakawhanaunga ā-Iwi i te Rā o te Ao mō te Whakakoretanga o te Whakahāweatanga ā-Iwi.
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E whakamihi ana te Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i te tautoko a te Kāwanatanga mō te Whakapuakanga a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika Iwi Taketake, i whakaputahia e te Minita Māori a Pita Sharples i te Hui Tūturu a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Take Iwi Taketake i Niu Ioka i tēnei wiki.
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The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, announced by Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York this week.


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The Māori Language Commission and the Association of Samoan Teachers will join forces to promote both Samoan Language Week and Māori Language Week this year. Samoan Language Week starts on 30 May and Māori Language Week on 26 July.


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Race Relations Day on 21 March was marked at Orakei Marae with a dinner hosted by Maori Affairs Minister and former Race Relations Office Executive Officer Hon Pita Sharples. Race Relations Day marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.


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In each Whitiwhiti Korero we want to look at an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and see what it means for Aotearoa, New Zealand.

In this issue we will look at article 14 and the right to education and its alignment with the Treaty.


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The Human Rights Commission has just released a set of six A3 posters with the theme ‘Discrimination is not OK’.


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Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The past year has seen largely positive progress on Treaty of Waitangi issues according to an annual review by the Human Rights Commission.

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres says that the previous year’s momentum in the Treaty settlement process had continued, with a number of significant hearings and reports by the Waitangi Tribunal, and a range of terms of negotiation, deeds of settlement, and settlement legislation in Parliament.

“A welcome development was government consultation with claimants on how to advance the settlement process.”
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Status of human rights and the Treaty

Te Mana i Waitangi

Te Mana i Waitangi

The Human Rights Commission has proposed seven priorities to improve the human rights of Māori in accordance with international law and the Treaty of Waitangi.

In a discussion paper for the next New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights, the Commission calls for constitutional arrangements to be examined, past grievances to be settled promptly and fairly, and new pathways to partnership and new forums for consultation between the Crown and Tangata Whenua to be developed.

It also identifies the need to promote public awareness of the Treaty and to build relationships between Māori and non-Māori New Zealanders at the community level.
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The Treaty Debates Series 2010 – Te Papa

Join Dr Claudia Orange, Te Papa’s Collections and Research Group Director and leading Treaty of Waitangi scholar, as she chairs the 2010 Treaty Debates. They will take place in Soundings Theatre, Level 2, on 28 January and 4 February from 6.30pm. The debates will be recorded by Radio New Zealand, so latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre.
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Whakapipi mai ki a Tākuta Claudia Orange, te Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Rangahau a Te Kohinga o Te Papa me te tohunga Tiriti o Waitangi, i a ia e whakahaere ana i ngā Kauhau Tiriti 2010. Ka whakahaerehia i te Soundings Theatre, Pae 2, i te 28 Kohitātea me te 4 o Hui-tanguru mai i te 6.30 i te ahiahi. Ka hopukina ngā kauhau e Radio New Zealand, nō reira kāore te hunga tōmuri e tukuna ki roto i te whare tapere.
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Te mana o ngā tika tangata me te Tiriti

Kua whakatakotohia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ngā mea tuatahi e whitu hei whakapai ake i ngā tika tangata a te Māori e ai ki ngā ture o te ao me te Tiriti o Waitangi.
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I kitea i roto i te tau kua hipa ngā kauneketanga pai mō ngā take Tiriti o Waitangi e ai ki tētahi arotake ā-tau a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata.
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Ngā hui ā-Rohe mō Te Takutai Moana

Ka tū he hui ā-motu ki Rotorua i tēnei marama, ā, koinei te tuatahi o ngā hui ā-motu e aro ana ki te tuhi anō i Te Ture Takutai Moana, e ai ki tā te iwi whakaaro.
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CERD

Ko te nuinga o ngā tūtohutanga i whiwhi i a Aotearoa i te wā o te arotake i pā ki ngā tūtohutanga o mua ā Te Komiti Whakakore i te Whakahāweatanga ā-Iwi (CERD) i te tau 2007.
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Te Mana ki te Tangata

Kei te whakahoutia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ngā pārongo hei āwhina ki te whakamōhio i ngā wāhanga whakamahere tōmua mō te whanaketanga o te Mana ki te Tangata hou.
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Regional Foreshore and Seabed hui

A national hui held in Rotorua this month starts a series of regional hui aimed at an iwi-driven rewrite of the Foreshore and Seabed Act. Called by the Iwi Leaders’ Forum, which includes major coastal iwi such as Ngai Tahu, Kahungunu and Ngapuhi, these hui will give Māori an opportunity to discuss issues that need to be addressed in the new legislation.
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Review of human rights in New Zealand

The outcomes of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of New Zealand’s human rights review were adopted at the 12th session, 24 September. The New Zealand Government responded positively to many of the 64 recommendations made by member countries, though there were qualifications in some cases.


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Many of the recommendations New Zealand received during the review were related to earlier recommendations made by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in 2007. During this review the Government, Commission and NGOs made submissions for consideration.


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New Zealand Human Rights Action Plan

The Commission is currently updating information to help inform the early planning stages for the development of the next Human Rights Action Plan.
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Te arotake i ngā tika tangata i Aotearoa

Ko ngā whakaputanga o Te Arotake Pokapoka Whānui a Te Kaunihera Tika Tangata o Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao (UPR) i te arotakenga o ngā tika tangata o Aotearoa i whakapūmauhia i te wāhanga 12, te 24 o Mahuru.
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Te Whakamana i ngā Whakapau Kaha Pai

I whakamanahia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ngā whakapau kaha pai a Erica Jones o Te Kura Tuarua Tama-ā-hine o Tūranganui ā Kiwa mō āna mahi i roto i te Kōpae Ataata Erica’s Journey, Tōku Reo, Tōku Ohooho, me ngā tamariki o te rūma Te Korowai Whakamana i Te Kura o Ōtaki mō te kōkiri i te reo Māori. Ko Erica Jones, he ākonga Tau 13 i Te Kura Tuarua Tama-ā-hine o Tūranganui ā Kiwa, te toa o tēnei kiriata poto i whakarewahia e te Gisborne Herald mō te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
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He Huia Kaimanawa:

Ka tū te hui tuatahi a He Huia Kaimanawa ki Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, i te 15 me te 16 o Whiringa ā-nuku 2009.
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E whakamaumahara ana Te Taiopenga Ūnga Mai i te tūtakitanga tuatahi i waenga i te Māori me te Pākehā i te tau 1769, ā, e whakanui hoki i ngā tikanga rerenga waka o Aotearoa.
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Ka whakahaerehia ngā hui i Te Whanganui ā Tara, Tāmaki Makaurau me Ōtautahi i tēnei marama ki te matapaki i te putanga o te “arotake pokapoka whānui” (UPR) a Te Kaunihera o ngā Tika Tangata a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao i te āhua o ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā tika tangata i Aotearoa.
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Meetings will be held in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch this month to discuss the outcome of the United Nations Human Rights Council “universal periodic review” (UPR) of New Zealand’s human rights performance.
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Te Ūnga Mai Festival commemorates the first formal meeting between Māori and Pakeha in 1769, and celebrates the voyaging traditions of Aotearoa.
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Recognition of Positive Contributions

The Human Rights Commission this month acknowledged the positive contribution of Erica Jones from Gisborne Girls High School for her role in the DVD Erica’s Journey, Toku Reo, Toku Ohooho, and the children from Te Korowai Whakamana class at Otaki School for championing te reo.
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He Huia Kaimanawa: Māori Language Expo

The inaugural Māori Language Expo/He Huia Kaimanawa will be held at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, on October 15 and 16 2009.
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‘Wanganui’ ki te ‘Whanganui’

E pai ki Te Kāhui Tika Tangata te whai wāhitanga ki te kōrero mō te tono a Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) ki te huri i te tātakitanga o ‘Wanganui’ ki ‘Whanganui’.
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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o te reo Maori

Te Wiki o te reo Maori

He tino momoho te wiki o Te Reo Māori i tēnei tau, ā, e whakanuihia ana te reo puta noa i Aotearoa. I whakahoa atu anō Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ki Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me te Te Puni Kōkiri ki te whakatairanga i te wiki.
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Ko te kaupapa o tētahi Poutarāwaho Ture Kāwanatanga ā-Tiriti mō tētahi Pāpori Takenga Maha, i hōparahia i te awheawhe i whakahaerehia e te Hui Kaunihera Mātāwaka o te Whetereihana o Aotearoa i te marama o Here-turi-kōkā.
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Ngā Tika Tangata me Te Tiriti o Waitangi

I whakahaerehia e Te Kāhui Tika Tangata tētahi awhewhe i te Hui Kanorau i muri tata nei, e tirotiro ana ki ngā taha tika tangata a te Tiriti o Waitangi, te Whakapuakanga mō ngā Tika a ngā Iwi Taketake me ngā whanaungatanga Karauna me te Tangata Whenua.
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UNPFII logo

UNPFII logo

Ko te Kaihautū a Karen Johansen te māngai mō Te Kāhui Tika Tangata i te Wāhanga Tuawaru o Te Wānanga Tūmau mō ngā Take a ngā Iwi Taketake a Te Kotahitanga o Ngā Whenua o te Ao i New York i te marama o Haratua o tēnei tau.
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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues logo

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues logo

Commissioner Karen Johansen represented the Commission at the 8th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York in May this year. The session was attended by over a thousand including representatives from UN agencies, government observers and women and men representing indigenous communities from every region of the world.
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‘Wanganui’ to ‘Whanganui’

The Commission welcomed the opportunity to comment on the New Zealand Geographic Board’s (NZGB) proposal to change the spelling of ‘Wanganui’ to ‘Whanganui’. In its submission, the Commission recognised and acknowledged the diversity of views on the name of the city and the local history that informs them. It considered a range of options to resolve this issue and supports the NZGB’s proposal of a name change.
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Human Rights and the Treaty of Waitangi

Karen Johansen, Commissioner

Karen Johansen, Commissioner

The Commission hosted a workshop at the recent Diversity Forum looking into the human rights dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Crown Tangata Whenua relationships.
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Treaty-based Constitutional Framework

The concept of a Treaty-based Constitutional Framework for a Multicultural Society was explored at a workshop hosted by the NZ Federation of Ethnic Councils at the Diversity Forum in August.
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Māori Language Week

Maori Language Week 2009 This year’s Māori Language Week was a huge success with te reo being celebrated throughout Aotearoa. Once again the Human Rights Commission partnered with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori and Te Puni Kokiri to promote the week.
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Greetings

Richard Tankersley, Commissioner

Richard Tankersley, Commissioner

Tihei mauri ora! He mihi nui tenei ki a koutou ki ruka i a ratou ma ka aitua maha kua wehe ki tua o te arai, i te tau kua pahure, no reira, ratou ki a ratou, ka moe. Tena tatou katoa te hunga ora o tenei Ao Marama, e pa ana ki tenei ra o Te Matariki, ara, te Tau Hou mo Aotearoa me Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa.
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27 July – 2 August 2009

Maori Language Week logoFirst celebrated in 1975, Māori Language Week gives New Zealanders the chance to speak or show support to speakers of te reo Māori. Māori Language Week is the ideal time to promote the use of te reo in everyday situations, to ensure the language prospers and grows. This year’s theme is Te Reo i te Hapori – Māori Language in the Community.
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New Zealand Diversity Action Programme logo

New Zealand Diversity Action Programme logo

The New Zealand Diversity Forum celebrates its fifth year in Wellington next month, with over 30 organisations hosting forums and events promoting cultural diversity and positive race relations in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Commission’s partners in this project include the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, the Wellington City Council, the Settling In Programme and New Zealand Diversity Action Programme participants.
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The Commission has a number of key resources which have been translated into te reo Māori. These include printed and electronic material. Visit our website to find out what is currently available.
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The Commission completed an informal survey of 123 central and local government websites in the lead-up to Māori Language Week. The survey found that many of the websites did little to advance the goal of extending the use of the Māori language in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Crown – Tāngata Whenua engagement

Last year’s case studies on the Commission’s website have been updated and they are now joined by another seven. The stories show a variety of relationships between iwi/hapū and central and local government agencies. Topics include education, resource management, cultural information, regional and agency cooperation and bioprospecting. All the stories demonstrate how much more progress can be made when the parties work together, acknowledging the past and respecting the gifts that each one brings.
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The Human Rights Commission has called for a doubling to 12 weeks of the public submission period on further elements of the Super City legislation.
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27 o Hōngongoi – 2 o Here-turi-kōkā 2009
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E whakanuitia ana te tau tuarima mō Te Ngira i tēnei tau i Te Whanga-nui-ā-Tara ā te marama e tū mai, ā, 30 ngā whakahaere e whakatū wānanga , hui hoki e whakatairanga ana i te kanorau ahurea me ngā whanaungatanga pai i Aotearoa. Ko ngā hoa pātui a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata mō tēnei kaupapa ko Te Kōmihana ā-Motu mō UNESCO, Te Papa Tongarewa, te Kaunihera ā-Tāone o Te Whanga-nui-ā-Tara, Te Kaupapa Whakanoho Hunga Whakarere me ngā kaiwhakauru ki Te Ngira.
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He maha ngā rauemi matua a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata kua whakamāoritia ki te reo Māori. Kei roto i ēnei ko ngā papanga tā, ā-rorohiko hoki. Tirohia a http://www.hrc.co.nz/home/hrc/humanrightsenvironment/contactthecommission/Māori.php ki te rapu i ngā mea e wātea ana.
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Kua whakahoutia ngā mātai take o tērā tau i rungā i te paetukutuku a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, ā, e whitu anō kua tāpiritia mai. E whakaatu ana ēnei kōrero i ētahi whanaungatanga i waengā iwi/hapū me ngā tari kāwanangatangā , kaunihera hoki. Ko ngā kaupapa kei roto ko te mātauranga , whakahaere rawa, pārongo ahurea, te mahi tahi o te tari me ngā rohe me ngā rapunga-koiora. E whakaatu ēnei kōrero katoa i te kauneketanga mēnā ka mahi tahi ngā rōpū katoa, te whakamana i ngā āhuatanga ō mua me te whakaaro nui ki ngā taonga ake ā ia rōpū.
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Kua tono Te Kāhui Tika Tangata kia tāruatia te wā tāpaenga tūmatanui ki te 12 wiki mō ētahi atu āhuatanga mō te ture Super City.
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Matariki

Richard Tankersley

Richard Tankersley

Ka mihi ki te hunga kua mene ki te pō i roto i te tau kua hipa, ka whai whakaaro ki a rātau, moe mai rā. Ngā mihi ki a tātau e noho nei i te Ao Mārama e ārau ana a Matariki, te tohu o te Tau Hou o te Māori me ngā iwi o Te Moana a Kiwa.

He wā whakanui a Matariki mō tātau katoa i tēnei whenua. E tuku mihi ki a koutou mō Matariki, a, kia hua mai te ao ki runga i a koe i tēnei tau. Me te tūmanako ka whai wāhi mai koe ki ngā mahi whakanui i roto i tō rohe.

Nāku noa

Richard Tankersley
Kaihautū

I tukuna e te Minita o te Ture a Simon Power te pūrongo mō te āhua o ngā tika tangata i Aotearoa ki te Kaunihera Tika Tangata a Te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao i te marama o Haratua.


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I roto i te kaupapa whakawhitinga kōrero ā-motu, ko te rōpū whiriwhiri Kāwanatanga i te Ture Takutai Moana (FSA) – arā ko Hon Kaiwhakawā Taihakurei Eddie Durie (Chair), Ahorangi Richard Boast me Hana O’Regan – i pōhiri i ngā rōpū ā-motu maha ki te tuku kōrero ki te rōpū whiriwhiri.


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Whitiwhiti Kōrero

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Kia ora mai koutou katoa and welcome to Whitiwhiti Kōrero – a newsletter keeping you informed about what’s happening in the Human Rights Commission’s Te Mana i Waitangi Project.

The Project aims to promote a better understanding of the human rights dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi through research, education and discussion.

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As part of its nationwide consultation programme, the Foreshore and Seabed Act Ministerial review panel made up of Hon Justice Taihakurei Eddie Durie (Chair), Professor Richard Boast and Hana O’Regan invited a number of national groups to make presentations to the panel.


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Justice Minister Simon Power presented a report on New Zealand’s human rights performance to the United Nations Human Rights Council in May.


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